This is a repost-do not be alarmed if you think you saw this before-you did-
This is not Déjà vu- it is definitely a repost!teeheehee
This post is being rebroadcast in cooperation with Seth Apter's7th Annual Buried Treasure Collaboration
I have been in the studio creating while the snow has been falling outside...
and no, not at all like Buffalo,New York! thank goodness ")
(Today's real date,7/23/15, it is a beautiful 77 degrees F here and full of sunshine!!)
Today's post is picture heavy, as I show and tell how I created this vintage~distressed memory book with a recycled card box and DecoArt products.
For my project, I used a recycled card box that I painted inside and out first with gesso.
Next I covered the outside of the box with Americana multi-surface Satin~Muted Gold
I dry-brushed over the spine,back,top and bottom edges with Dazzling Metallics~Splendid Gold
On the back of the book,I applied a generous coat of Americana Weathered Wood Crackle Medium
While still tacky,but almost dry,I brushed Media Fluid Acrylic~Quinachridone Burnt Orange mixed with Glazing Medium.
On to the front of the bookFor this,I printed out a vintage book plate of Bees picture to use as my first layer.
I applied Americana Decou-Page Transfer Medium to both the book and to the front of the bees picture. Waited overnight for this to dry.
The next day, I brushed a generous coat of water over the picture and let it soak for 5 minutes. Gently I started to rub off the paper revealing the image underneath.
Next I added 3 butterfly images that I also printed out and fancy cut again using the Deco-PageTransfer Medium and technique
|Because I used a heavier paper to print,my butterflies have added a bit of dimension to to the layers.|
My next step was to scrape on modeling paste with sand added around the outside of my butterflies and bees.
Now,I layered colors to this using Raw Umber, Burnt Sienna, Quinachridone Burnt Orange and Dark Scarlett.
When these layers were dry, I brushed layers of Worn Penny and Venetian Gold .
Next, added was another layer of modeling paste through a Damask stencil.
When this was dry I continued to build up layers of color using the Worn Penny,Venetian Gold, Splendid Gold,also adding a hint of Carbon Black.
I also used the golds and black on the edges of the sides and back of book as well.
When dry, I gave the inside design on the front cover a generous coat of Triple Thick Gloss Glaze.
On to the inside of the box
After securing my ribbons, I cut and glued the inside papers using scrapbook pages from my stash.
Time for another transfer-this time on the inside cover of the book; again using the Deco-PageTransfer Medium and technique
After the transfer was complete,a bit of distressing around the edges was added.
My completed Book